Hurricane Ian 9/30 8 AM Update: #WakeUpCLT To Go

Hurricane Ian 9/30 8 AM Update: #WakeUpCLT To Go

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for most of the Charlotte area as Ian continues to move north toward the Carolina coast with heavy rain, damaging winds and significant storm surge. In this 8 a.m. update on #WakeUpCLT To Go, meteorologist Chris Mulcahy and forecaster Larry Sprinkle will have the latest forecast for Hurricane Ian. This forecast will include the timing of the storm’s impacts along the Carolina coast, from Charleston, South Carolina, to Charlotte, North Carolina, and all points between.

Larry Sprinkle and Chris Mulcahy will have an update on when Hurricane Ian should make landfall, how much rain it will produce and the biggest threats for severe weather in the Carolinas.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Anson, Cabarrus, Catawba, Chester, Chesterfield, Gaston Iredell, Lancaster, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Richmond, Rowan, Stanly, Union and York counties in the Charlotte area ahead of Tropical Storm Ian. The warning is in effect until further notice as Ian is expected to bring heavy rain and gusty winds to the Carolinas late Thursday through Saturday.

Our biggest impacts locally will be gusty winds and heavy rain, mainly Friday night through Saturday morning. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools announced all schools will operate remotely Friday out of an abundance of caution. CMS joins several other districts in the Charlotte area that will have virtual learning due to the forecast.

A revived Hurricane Ian set its sights on South Carolina’s coast Friday and the historic city of Charleston, with forecasters predicting a storm surge and floods after the megastorm caused catastrophic damage in Florida and left people trapped in their homes.

“I’m a little more confident we’re going to see some pretty good wind gusts,” Panovich said. “We’re not under any advisories or watches yet, but that doesn’t mean we’re not going to see the impacts.

The National Hurricane Center predicted that Ian will go through a rapid intensification over the Atlantic which is why the storm has restrengthened to a Category 1 hurricane as of 5 p.m. Thursday. #WakeUpCLT #HurricaneIan #tropicalstorm


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